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Ortiz - San Felipe
NH874 - $119
Paula says -
"A stunning necklace with sterling silver rain drop beads between turquoise heishi. Very delicate. Central and side connector beads to join the three strands. Sterling silver beads and cone ends."
What is heishi?
Heishi means shell and
in the past, referred to pieces of shell that have been drilled and hand rolled
or ground into bead shapes and strung as necklaces. With the reduced availability
of some shell materials, the modern Native American artists also use hand made
beads of other natural materials including stones when making heishi necklaces.
Read more about heishi.